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help. police have not identified the man they shot and killed. and the sun reports they never found a gun on him. >> reporter: the violence ended at the patapsco village shopping center, where police shot and killed a man, after they say he stole a cruiser and threatened an officer. >> yeah, it woke me up. the crime is getting worse andors -- and worse around this neighborhood. >> i think it's crazy. >> reporter: investigator says it started around 2:00 a.m., when a baltimore county cop tried to pull over a driver. that driver fled and crashed on i-95. then things got really heated. >> he began to engage the officer and fight. according to county police, the suspect told the officer that he has a gun and that he will shoot the officer. somehow, police say he managed to steal the car and drove it to a motel 6. moments later, police saw him speed out of the parking lot. they pulled it over and say, somehow that man got in the driver's seat, and drove away,
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while police were putting the others in custody. police did recover from surveillance video near the motel 6. the owners asked them not to share it with the media. >> they say next, their suspects headed to annapolis road. he died in police gunfire. >> reporter: three baltimore county officers shot their weapons, along with one officer from anne arundel county. it's unknown how many shots went off. and unclear whether the suspects was armed at the time. >> they don't know what is on his mind. although i think they could have done better if they didn't see a weapon in his hand. >> baltimore county police say their officers were all on routine administrative leave. and none has ever been involved in a police-involved shooting before. reporting live, mike hellgren, wjz eyewitness news. >> mike, thank you. baltimore county police say they did not chase the suspect.
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they say they used other methods to keep track of him after their initial encounter. >> moments ago, state police tell state police that the toxicology report on the accident from davidsonville is complete. that report shows both drivers were under the influence at the time of the crash. four people died, including teenagers in that accident. an arrest in the murder of a well-known community activist whose body was found inside a well in prince george's county. vic is in the newsroom to explain who is facing charges. vic? >> a man just confessed to the murder of lenny harris. harris just died in december. an anonymous tip led police to his body in an abandoned well. his friend now admits he shot and killed harris. apparently the motive was robbery. harris was a well-known man known for his charity. >> rewards leading to the arrests and conviction of
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harris's killer total the $38,000. it is still unclear who called in the tips about his body. a packed hearing room in annapolis, as governor martin o'malley testifies in favor of same-sex marriage. pat warren has the latest on both sides of this controversial issue. pat? >> that's right. if there is a quiet before the storm, it's in the senate, where the bill passed last session. and governor o'malley's version of the bill is expected to pass this year. >> supporters of traditional marriage admit they were caught off guard by the progress a same-sex marriage bill made last year. this year, they got a jump on it. the rally on lawyers mall on the eve of today's hearing drew hundreds opposed to changing the definition of marriage. >> i came out here to stand up for traditional marriage and to say that same-sex marriage is an aberration of nature. >> there are laws on the books in maryland, which give the kinds of protections that some folks are asking for. so again, if it's not broken, don't fix it. >> reporter: advocates of same-
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sex marriage answered with a same show of support. >> i am also a man of faith, a servant of god. and my belief is that god doesn't want any of us to live a life of shame or inequality or fear. >> reporter: as sponsor for the bill, governor o'malley repeated for the bill what he was saying since he intriewsd the bill last week. >> it is not right and it is not just that the children of gay couples should have lesser protections than the children of other families in our state. >> reporter: opposing argument comes from no less passionate defenders of tradition. >> last week, our esteemed first lady referred to those who oppose this legislation as "cowards." this is just the latest example of those with sincere religious convictions being encouraged to give up their beliefs. >> reporter: the real fight may be in the house, where even speaker michael bush, who supports the bill, isn't sure of the outcome.
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>> reporter: but today, the bill was in the hands of the senate judicial proceedings committee. no word yet on when that committee might vote. reporting live from annapolis, i'm pat warren. back to you on tv hill. >> if the bill make its to the general assembly, it is expected to go to referendum. the occupy d.c. movement is still defying police orders. protestors remain with their tents in mcpherson square, despite a ban on camping in the park. a federal judge has ruled that demonstrators will have a chance to challenge any eviction plans in court. right now, florida voters are casting ballots in the florida primary. state polls predict mitt romney will finish on top. but newt gingrich is still fighting hard on the campaign trail. danielle nottingham reports for wjz with details. >> hi. mile -- i'm mitt romney. how are you? >> reporter: mittmittmitt romney picked up the phones
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last night to try to get last- minute votes. romney reached primary day with momentum and a commanding lead, after he and his supporters spent more than $14 million on tv ads. the former massachusetts governor says he'll leave florida with some lessons learned. >> if you're attacked, i'm not just going to sit back and relax. i'm going to fight back and fight back hard. >> reporter: critics predict the gop fight will go on for months. >> i think ultimately, it will come down to conservative versus massachusetts moderate. >> reporter: with a high foreclosure rate, a record number of florida republicans are expected to vote in the biggest primary so far. >> reporter: many people casting a ballot say they want a candidate who can turn the economy around. linda cook voted for mitt romney. >> it takes somebody from the private sector to be able to get this economy going again. >> reporter: others want a
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candidate they believe has the best shot at winning the white house. frances dragnut thinks that's newt gingrich. >> i really like what he stands for. i think what we need now is someone who is kind of like a pit bull. >> 50 delegates are at stake now. the winner takes all of them. and the momentum heading into the next round. in tampa, florida, danielle nottingham, wjz eyewitness news. >> rick santorum and ron paul planned speeches from nevada tonight. both were gramat -- dramatically outspent in florida and are focusing on the next caucus states. maryland is enjoying 60- degree temperatures in january t. is the perfect day to break out those light jackets or even wear short sleeves. wjz found crowds of people enjoying the outdoors in charles village this afternoon. now, the sun is on its way down, as we take a live look outside. it is turning into a clear, beautiful tuesday evening, just gorgeous sunset. wjz is live with first warning
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weather. meteorologist bernadette woods and bob turk are updating our conditions. we'll start inside with bob. >> it was tough to come inside. let me tell you. unablably warm. 63 now. we did get up to 66. and that is normal for april 20th. yes. 60 in washington now. 59 in easton. these temperatures today are 20, as you can see. 20 degrees warmer than this same time yesterday. at 15 degrees warmer in oakland. 24 degrees warmer in cumberland. so how insane have these temperatures been for the last 60 days? bernadette woods has interesting numbers. bernadette? >> it really is incredible. everyone is talking about how warm it's been this winter. so we went back to the beginning of december. and looked at some of the numbers and tallied them up. and since december 1st, we have only had nine days in the 30s for our highs. and look at that. we've had more days in the 60s
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for our highs than in the 30s for our winter. now, tomorrow, it becomes february, still the dead of winter. and we are looking at highs once again. >> bernadette, thank you. state regulators make a change that could affect your utility bill during a major power outage. it can also speed up restoration. adam may is there and has details and reaction from bge. >> most people didn't even realize they were paying a little extra after some major power outages. but state officials now say those days are over. >> when hurricane irene slammed into the mid-atlantic last august, she left more than a million marylanders without electricity. >> the power lines were out in our backyard. they were down on our deck. >> this towson family was in the dark for more than a week, also unaware they were subject to a special charge on their bge bill. >> i don't think as a consumer,
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i thought of it before. >> reporter: that charge was part of what is called a decoupling mechanism. and they just made changes to this complicated rule, hoping to make service faster and make a little money. they could increase their delivery rates to make up lost revenue. for example, during the 2011 blizzard, bge charged an extra 3 cents. and hurricane ireap, around $1. those charges are no longer allowed. >> we understand and appreciate the psc's consideration of this issue. >> reporter: linda foy says old charges never caused them to slow down. >> bge's goal during any power outage, whether it's storm- related or not storm-related is to restore service to our customers as safely and as quickly as possible. >> reporter: bge customers say the changes make doggone sense. >> i think it's sort of the moral thing to do. if you are not using the power, you shouldn't be paying for the power. >> reporter: these changes take
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effect immediately. they are not retroactive. that means you will not see any credits on your bills. >> that's a disappointment, adam. but reality. thank you. >> yeah. >> the changes affect every utility company in maryland. >> i'd have a lot of money coming to me. what was it? six days without power? >> felt like six months, i'm sure. >> six years. >> you didn't have power a long time. new information released about the kennedy assassination. >> we have report quoting that the president is dead, that he died about 35 minutes ago. >> long lost conversations surface from that day in dallas. now, questions over what is missing from the tapes. a brazen attempted theft in a wild car crash has police looking for four maryland men who could be dangerous. i'm weijia jiang, in northeast cecil county, with the investigation. coming up next.
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i'm alex demetrick. coming up next, keeping neighborhood open spaces open. that story as eyewitness news continues. more unusually warm weather. but we're tracking the chance for rain. bob will have the updated forecast coming up. ,, i stepped on the machine, and it showed me the pressure points on my feet and exactly where i needed more support.
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an attempt to steal from a home improvement store turns deadly in cecil county. weijia jiang explains, police are still looking for four potentially dangerous suspects who got away. >> one man lost his life in this brissen attempt -- brazen attempted theft that happened across the street. and police are aggressively looking for four others involved. >> reporter: this new lowe's store doesn't open for business
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until thursday. but plus say a dead-- police say a deadly crime unfolded shortly after 4:30. a group of five men, in a stolen pickup truck, showed up to the back lot, ready to steal again. >> an employee of the store spotted these five suspects, loading a john deere lawn tractor into the back of has pickup truck. the employee went to the back of the fence, closed the gate and was calling 911. >> reporter: the suspects ran through the gate and sped off but drove into orncoming traffic on route-- oncoming traffic, on route 40, t-boning another car. one suspect, identified as 35- year-old david roland of elkton was ejected from the truck bed and later died. these orange markers showed where the crash happened. but police say the impact was so hard, his body was swung all the way to this side of route 40 and ended up in this ditch. >> reporter: here's a look at the truck and lawn mower now, smashed into pieces, being held as evidence. >> before you could leave your doors unlocked.
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now, you gotta dead bolt everything. >> the locals worry about growing crime in the area. a spokesperson for lowe says, we are cooperating with law enforcement. all of them are trained and we have different policies for everything that happened in the store. our customers are a priority. >> reporter: right now, police are interviewing witnesses. they urge everyone to let them know immediately. reporting in northeast cecil county, weijia jiang, wjz eyewitness news. >> the driver in the other car was treated and released from the hospital. if you're waiting for somebody to get home from work, let's check in on our roads right now. here's christy kristy breslin, with our traffic control. >> hi. we're definitely in the middle of the roush hour -- rush hour here. we have an accident in the northbound direction at shawan road. all lanes are blocked. and the delay is solid, back to pedonia road. as far as the beltway goes on the north side inner loop, delays there from york road,
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around providence road. the outer loop, also slow in that direction, from york road to the harrisburg expressway. traffic moving at about 40 miles an hour. on the west side inner loop, no improvement there. it's actually gotten heavier. that's from baltimore national pike, around to security boulevard. and 70 westbound, very busy in that direction, from 29 to marriottsville road. as far as accidents go, 100 eastbound, an accident at dorsey station. north rolling road at windsor boulevard. and we have fire activity in baltimore city. that has loch raven boulevard, closed between argon drive and east cold spring lane. let's take a live look, as you can see, that is part of the delay, due to the accident at shawan road. expect at least 20 minutes to get through. this traffic report is brought to you by bill's carpet, hardwood and laminate, too. bill's has it all for you. you can call them at 1-877-75- bills. in urban areas, open space, soonier -- sooner or later becomes developed. some of those little pockets of
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green may soon be put off limits. >> reporter: an urban center in towson wouldn't be urban without asphalt. and a little community open space is often harder to come by. and sometimes harder to hold onto. >> every property in baltimore county has some sort of development potential. and what we're saying is there should be some properties that don't have development potential. >> reporter: councilman david marks is among those proposing a law that would preserve open spaces in baltimore. often, homeowners prepare for those properties. and in places like the rogers ford to the lot, they develop over time into community parks. on a day warm enough for a picnic, it's very inconvenient. >> it's very important. we come here often. and they get to run and play and get their energy out. >> reporter: but to meet the demands in growth, in a limited space, change is possible. >> a lot of people look at park and open space and they think it's protected from
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development. this could give peace of mind for people who are livering in the urban -- living in the urban part of baltimore county. >> reporter: they are not expected to give much resistance. >> i think it's a great idea. >> i think it's a tremendous idea. it's something that we need for our kids, in order to ensure that they have an active lifestyle. >> reporter: alex demetrick, wjz eyewitness news. >> about 90% of baltimore county's population lives within an area, designated as urban. >> how great for all of the kids to be out at the to the lot -- tot lots today. >> it was just spectacular today. let's take a look at temps now. it's still warm out right now, at 63. it's those south/southwest winds. the whole eastern half of the country is really warm. barometer holding steady. come back and take a look at another warm day, but more clouds after this. does your cable company keep charging you more...
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rest of winter. no matter what it says, there's still 6 to 8 weeks of winter left. what kinds of winter? nobody is really sure at this point. let's take a look at temps and conditions around the region. it has been one unbelievable day. 63 now. 59 in easton. 63 over in pax river and cumberland. 53 in oakland. and 53 in ocean city. near the only cool spots. 61 in westminster. and 59 at rock hall. it just dropped with the winds off the water there. annapolis at 48. and kent island, also 48. big difference there. 66/30 today. the average now, 42 for a high. 25 for a low. we haven't seen too many of those. 69, the record high. just 3 degrees shy of that today. 4 in 1966. the record low. southwest winds. there they go. brought warm air in overnight, even though it dropped to 30, quickly warmed up. moisture down to the south. and some clouds off to the northwest, where the front is
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going to get close to the region, later tomorrow afternoon. it will bring in some clouds, maybe a brief shower. more importantly, i think, that front is going to stall out, across portions of virginia. and along that front, a little area of low pressure, with mild and cool air to the north. probably bring us a little rain thursday, we think. but temperatures still well above normal. it will be cooler with the clouds, probably only in the low 50s. we won't be seeing the mid-60s for a while. at least that's the way it appears right now. southwest winds on the bay. 5 to 10 knots. sunrise, 7:14. sets 5:26 tonight. probably will get rather overcast. but a warm night. 40 for the low. still warm. maybe a few afternoon brief showers. tomorrow's high, 62. chance of shower act stift again tomorrow night and on thursday morning, particularly. >> all right, bob. thank you. still ahead on wjz eyewitness news at 5:00. the search is over. why divers will stop looking for victims of italy's cruise disaster.
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an aspiring professional wrestler is killed in the ring. i'm monique griego. coming up, his family is speaking out about changes they want made. i'm ron matz. at fells point. an award-winning baltimore chef heads to the super bowl with this. and it's all for a good cause. the story coming up on wjz. ,,,,
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63 degrees. that looks like -- lava, coming out of the volcano. that is a beautiful sunset, on the last day of january, with these gorgeous conditions. good evening, everybody. thanks for staying with wjz eyewitness news. here are some of the stories people are talking about tonight. a maryland man dies after a wrestling practice at a local school. police ruled his death accidental. but tonight, his parents are speaking out. monique griego has more on the action they plan to take. >> clinton washington wanted to be a wrestler since he was a little boy. >> he died doing what he wanted to do. >> in pursuit of that dream, his parents say he joined gilbert's pro-wrestling academy in severn. but a little less than two weeks ago, something went terribly wrong, while the 25- year-old practiced a wrestling move. >> you fall back. >> washington hit his head hard. >> they said he fell and he just had seemed like he was
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disoriented. >> reporter: davis learned her son went back into the ring here but soon passed out and began vomiting. that's when he was taken to the hospital and underwent surgery. but by the time she arrived, doctors said he was brain-dead. >> reporter: police found no suspicious circumstances and ruled his death accidental. [ knocking ] >> reporter: we talked with gilbert school today but it was closed. and were unable to reach anyone by phone. >> we had one call from the owner, who i think was in arizona. and he said that he was sorry. >> reporter: while the maryland athletic commission does regulate pro-wrestling events, it does not see wrestling schools. still, they told the media sun, the commission extends the deepest condolences. the family says they plan to pursue legal action, and washington's father robert. s to change the law. >> i believe that any training facility that deals with wrestling should have a medical personnel on off at all-- staff
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at all times. >> news of washington's death is being discussed on various wrestling blogs. some people who wrestle at that same gym are saying you have to sign a waiver to work out there, but it's unclear if washington had signed one. former elementary schoolteacher is charged with molesting more than 20 children, possibly inside a classroom. denise is in the newsroom with this disturbing case. denise? >> well, kai. los angeles police arrested the 61-year-old man after he tried to develop dozens of graphic pictures. mark berrent is charged with committing lewd acts with 23 boys and girls, ages 7 to 10. the investigation began when a film processor gave authorities some 40 photos, depicting blindfolded children in a classroom, with their mouths taped shut. berent worked at mira monty elementary for more than 30 years. he has since been fired. kai? >> he is being held on $2 million bail. the emergency calls from that deadly pileup in florida
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are released. the 911 tapes reveal the chaos leading up to the crash that killed 10 people. mark strausman reports for wjz, with new insight into the investigation. >> reporter: among the outstanding questions from the i-75 pileup, why the smoky highway was reopened when disaster followed within minutes. >> i think there was another crash back there. >> reporter: drivers in 22 cars and trucks headed blindly into a mix of fog and smoke, a series of collisions and fire balls. >> oh, my gosh. yes, another one. >> oh, my goodness. it was bad. >> so how many vehicles have been involved that you have seen so far? >> we cannot see now. we cannot see. >> reporter: burt thomas remembers driving and all of a sudden, all he saw was blackness. >> i stuck my hand out the window and all you could -- couldn't even see my bracelet. >> how many crashes. >> i thought i heard three. >> clear sound of impact? >> clear sound of impact. never heard any squeals.
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no brakes. >> coming too fast. here comes another one. see? there it goes. >> reporter: another unanswered question. what started the marsh fire near the highway that caused wonderful of the smoke. >> the two things we know that wasn't, it was not from a prescribed or controlled burn. because there was no prescribed or controlled burn in the area. and no lightning either. >> reporter: if the marsh fire was intentionally set, this could become a criminal case. >> reporter: four months ago, a 70-car pileup also on a smoky florida highway, killed four people. any similarities between that and this one become something for investigators to explore along the i-75 disaster zone. mark strausman, gainesville, florida. >> reporter: florida's highway patrol has now identified seven of the 10 people killed in the sunday morning pileup. several are from georgia. italy calls off the search for missing passengers off the costa concordia cruise ship.
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emergency officials say the operation has become too dangerous for rescue workers. family members of the 16 missing people have been informed of the decision. 17 bodies have been recovered from the ship which ran aground january 13th. federal investigators say the air force illegally punished four workers for exposing the mishandling of war remains. a new report shows supervisors at dover air force base tried to fire two and placed the others on suspension and indefinite lead. they were victimized for speaking up after the ashes of dozens of u.s. troops were dumped into a landfill. new information today about the kennedy assassination and its surfacing. it is in the form of secret conversations between air force one and the white house. bill plante reports for wjz, with the long, lost audio tape. >> roger, roger. i'm going to put mrs. rose kennedy on the line now. >> lindson johnson, the newly-
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sworn inking -- officer of the united states and his wife. >> i wish to god that there was something i could do. and i wanted to tell you that we're grieving with you. >> thank you. thank you very much. i know you loved him and he loves you. >> all right. [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: secretary of state hillarysecretary of state -- secretary of state dean rusk was over the cabinet of the pacific. they had just turned back from a trip to asia, when the white house confirmed their worst fears. >> we have report quoting that the president is dead, that he died about 35 minutes ago. >> the full audio of transmissions from white house communications that day includes 42 minutes, edited out. origin -- out of the original public version. it's likely to pique the interest of conspiracy theorists who are asking why this was out of the original material. >> i doubt these tapes would
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put the conspiracy theory to rest. they just can't accept a proposition that a lone wolf, someone as dysfunctional as lee harvey oswald could have carried off this assassination of the president. >> reporter: at the end of that fateful day, the body of the fallen president was returned to washington. and the new president made a promise to the nation. >> i will do my best. that is all i can do. i ask for your help. >> that was bill plante reporting. the complete audio record of the flight back to washington was lost for years until the estate of jfk's top military aide sold his copy to the national archives. the catholic archdiocese is swindled out of more than $1 million by one of its employees. prosecutors say a 67-year-old woman billed the archdiocese for nonexistent services and channeled the money into
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accounts she controlled. police say the suspect was also charged with stealing from her previous employer. but she was hired by the church before it started using criminal background checks. a possible boost for small business today. president obama is calling on congress to pass legislation that would offer new tax breaks for small companies and make it easier for startups to raise money. one proposal would include a new 10% tax credit for small businesses that add jobs or increase wages this year. well, locally, 68% of those eligible for free tax preparation are instead paying to get their taxes completed. but now, mike schuh reports on the expansion of a program which has saved people in our area, over $10 million in the past decade. >> i want you to also have this young lady. >> in the offices above mondawmin mall. >> let me give you an orientation date. all right? >> eric is on the hunt for money. last year, he paid someone to do his taxes.
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>> i paid $100 for tax preparation. >> that's low. the average for his income is $150 to $200. but this year, neither eric nor his girlfriend will pay a penny. as the baltimore cash campaign will do their taxes for free. >> it can't be free. >> the cash in our name stands for creating assets, savings and hope. and we provide free tax preparation for low and moderate income families. >> the 200 volunteer preparers have put in at least 12 hours of training. volunteers like tiffany yep. >> it's been amazing. >> reporter: during the week, she works in international finance. >> no matter where they are or where they come from, we get a positive response. >> reporter: this program is getting more popular every year. they served 8500 clients last year. and they expect to serve 9,000 this year. >> only available to those with lower incomes, it's a service provided by governments and foundations for simple reasons. >> when your money is tight,
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you're vulnerable. >> eric, for one, is thankful. >> going to help towards rent towards or save it for a rainy day. >> at mondawmin, mike schuh, wjz eyewitness news. >> and there are 18 sites in the city. and two in the county, where these free tax returns are prepared to see the full list and make an appointment, go to wjz.com. time for a quick look at some of the stories you'll find in tomorrow morning'sexdition of the baltimore -- morning's edition of the baltimore sun. why columbia is being forced to stop using its people tree logo. what affected joe flacco's performance had an effect on his long-term contract extension. and meatballs that stand out on the super bowl snack table. remember to look for the updated forecast, from wjz's first warning weather team. and speaking of it. the super bowl is just days away. we're getting a sneak peek at
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one of the most highly- anticipated parts of the game. the commercials. [ squawking ] >> doritos has released clips from several advertisements competing for a spot during sunday's game. more than 110 million people are expected to tune in to see the game. and that's the patriots and the giants. >> an award-winning baltimore chef won't be at home watching those super bowl commercials. she'll ba the -- be at the wig game, to help those continue an annual need. ron matz has the story. >> reporter: nancy longo has s in the kitchen. and scallops are on the menu, at her popular restaurant, pier point. you know the meal will be delicious. she goes to the super bowl every year, representing her beloved ravens. part of the taste of the nfl. >> it's a fraternity of chefs who enjoy raising money for the food banks and the underprivileged of this country.
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so we really do have a wonderful weekend. and we're like a big family. >> reporter: this year, she's taking the edgar allen poe byrd -- bird house, with viniets of baltimore. there's johnny unitas and a good luck voodoo doll. >> we thought it would be nice to go and show these folks how we feel about edgar allen poe and the food house. >> reporter: nancy raises money year round through the kick hunger challenge. >> all of that money gets matched by general mills and goes to that city's food bank. >> this is nancy longo's 16th trip to the super bowl. and she'll take the pride of charm city with her. >> so we're going to go make some crab cakes as usual. and feed the folks in indianapolis and other folks that are coming this year. >> and have a good time. >> and have a good time. >> reporter: ron matz, wjz eyewitness news. if you'd like to make a donation to help kick hunger challenge. log onto wjz.com. look for this story in the seen on section.
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>> nancy is such a great person. >> yes. >> an amazing chef. >> great chef. don't miss the cbs evening news. here's one of the stories they're working on. i'm mark strausman. sheets in the windows. and broken furniture on the front lawn. signs of america's worst foreclosure crisis here in florida, where voters are about to pick a republican candidate for florida. that's on don't's -- tonight's cbs evening news. still ahead. new information for thousands of women. what a new study reel veals -- reveals about breast cancer patients. more than 100 dolphins stranded on cape cod. now, scientists are trying to find out why. i'm bob turk in the first warning weather center. will it stay warm for february? i'll have the exclusive first warning five-day forecast. here's today's report from wall street. what makes the sleep number store different?
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around here. we've had two fantastic, warm spring-like days. can i get one more day like this? bernadette woods has the answer. well, it's going to stay warm, but we'll see some changes. maybe even a shower or two around. we'll start off at 42 degrees. topping out at 66 once again. that continues right into tomorrow evening. for the rest of the forecast, here's bob. still warm, though. 62 tomorrow. it will cool down. maybe a shower. but look at that. a low of 44. that's warmer than our average high. poor/32. partly cloudy. 50, 32 on friday. it will cool down. but still above normal, with clouds saturday. and again on sunday. slight chance of some showers. 47. and down to 44 on sunday. mary? >> all right, bob. thank you. tonight's healthwatch. the government approves a new
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drug to treat an advanced form of skin cancer. the drug known as iriveg is treating people with basal cell carcinoma. it is approved for parents who cannot be treated with surgery or radiation. it can also be used in cases where the disease has metastasized or spread. also, in healthwatch, a new study confirms a significant number of breast cancer patients need a second surgery after a partial mastectomy. edward lawrence has details for wjz. >> reporter: laura lectenberg was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 43. it came as a shock. >> it seemed not real. seemed like it wasn't happening. >> reporter: 10 days later, doctors removed the cancer with a partial mastectomy. but that was just part of it. >> a week later, i had to have
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a second resection. and then a week later, another surgery. >> reporter: nearly one in four women need additional surgery after a partial mastectomy. >> a lot of things have been applied to reduce this. with different technology, imaging, ways of doing the surgery. nothing so far, universally, has been able to do that. >> reporter: this is one of the most common cancer operations in the united states. when the patient has to go back for additional surgeries, the stress is enormous. >> reporter: in the surgery, doctors remove the cancer, along with the portion of normal breast cancer tissue. but there is no clear study on how large that should be. >> 360 degrees all around the cancer. in order to feel that we've thoroughly and completely removed that cite of disease. -- site of disease. >> reporter: if additional tests show additional cancer around the edge, it may be necessary to go back in and do another surgery. but the goal is to save as much of the breast as possible. >> if i could save my breast, i
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would save my breast. >> reporter: laura knew the risks and says it was worth it. >> the fda is looking at a new device called a margin probe. if approved, it will be used during surgery to determine if the margins around the cancer are clean. doctors think it could significantly reduce the number of re-operations after a partial mastectomy. scientists are trying to find out why more than 100 dolphins have been stranding sthesmses along the coast of cape cod this month. the number. strandings now stands at 102. about the same amount that is usually seen over the course of an entire year. scientists are definitely baffled. they have been examining the bodies of dolphins that did not survive in hopes of finding clues. >> one thing it might tell us is if all of these animals do look healthy, then we know that they were a healthy group of dolphins that was more likely something geographic or weather- related, something like that. not emergency or toxins or
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anything like that. >> well, there's good news here. two dozen dolphins were saved and then safely released back into the ocean. scientists are now using the electronic tags to track their movements as they continue to search for answers in all of that. >> check in with eyewitness news at 6:00 for these stories and more, coming up, vic is standing by with a preview. >> hi, kai. justice served. a baltimore family speaks out after their daughter's family is convicted. one on one. martin o'malley sits down with the state's leader. what he has to say about the state's current affairs in maryland. >> all right, vic. thank you. still to come tonight on wjz's eyewitness news. a massive media at the super bowl. the ravens didn't make it to the big game. >> but mark has details on how baltimore has made a major impact on the game. coming up. ,,
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as we all know, the ravens fell one game short of the super bowl. but the team is having an impact on championships. sports director mark viviano is joining us with more on that. >> new england patriots. new york giants. they take the big stage in indianapolis. thousands of reporters posing questions to players and
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coaches beforethe teams begin practicing for the championship game tomorrow. now, one of the highlights of the day, was patriots' tight end game, rob grakowski. the fact that he's walking without a protective boot on his injured left ankle is a sign of progress towards him maybe being able to play sunday. it was ravens' safety pollard who made the tackle nine days ago. grakowski's ankle twisted up beneeghtd neath him. -- beneath him. the guy they call gronk may be able to g. he was the -- to g. that's the way he was going. >> that's the positive sign. i want to help out the team, obviously. and just taking it step by step. getting better every single day. >> if anybody wants to be out there, it's him. no one is as tough as him. and, you know, he's really what makes the offense go. so hopefully we have him out there.
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>> gronkowski caught five passes from brady. the big tight end has not practiced since he suffered his injury. coming up next hour, a maryland terrapin connection to the super bowl story told on media day. look at the massive out throughout outthere. we'll hear from bill o'brien. also, ahead, maryland basketball coach, mark turnon, getting ready to know his team and his players getting to know him. still ahead on eyewitness news. >> danger before dawn. a man stole a police cruiser. i'll tell you how it ,, [ male announcer ] for some reason those five food groups sound a whole lot better when you put them in a taco shell
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coming up on wjz eyewitness news at 6:00. a man is dead, after police say he swiped a cruiser and ended up in a shootout. find out how it all unfolded. hurricanes and blizzards have knocked out power to lots of neighborhoods across maryland the past few years. i'm admam -- adam may. there's a change the next time to your power bill. what a warmup. but could rain ruin our workec woo? -- week in find out in our first warning weather forecast. >> wjz eyewitness news at 6:00 starts now.
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deadly goata -- getaway. a man is killed. >> tonight, who else is in custody? >> hello, everyone. i'm vic carter. >> and i'm denise koch. here's what people are talking about tonight. a car crash leads to a wild getaway attempt in a police cruiser and ends in deadly gunfire. wjz is live at police headquarters downtown. mike hellgren has new information about what happened. >> reporter: vic, it was nothing short of an incredible sequence of events. and it was a massive police response from four different departments. we do know that they did not find a weapon on him. >> reporter: the violence ended at the patapsco village shopping center, where police shot and killed a man after they say he stole a cruiser and threatened an officer. >> the crime seems to be

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